Musharraf makes stability a priority

By Thomas Houlahan
The Washington Times
March 10, 2008

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — A relaxed and confident President Pervez Musharraf said in an interview that political stability is his top priority and that a war between the presidency and the newly elected parliament would be catastrophic.
“I’m looking forward to working with this government for the full five years,” Mr. Musharraf said. “Even my harshest critics have agreed that the recent elections were free and fair. Now, I want to build on that.”
The interview was conducted Wednesday afternoon in a guest lodge adjacent to Mr. Musharraf’s residence in the Islamabad suburb of Rawalpindi.

In this picture released by Pakistan's Press Information Department, ...
In this picture released by Pakistan’s Press Information Department, U.S. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen, right, meets Pakistan’s President Pervez Musharraf in Rawalpindi, Pakistan on Tuesday, March 4, 2008. (AP Photo/Press Information Department, HO)

The atmosphere was informal, at times interrupted….

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